-Small to large trees;
-leaves alternate, odd-pinnate or even pinnate (some with a bud at rachis tip);
-leaflets usually opposite;
-sweet odor in bark
-small flowers with a staminal tube
-fruit a capsule with either winged or arillate seeds.
Diagnosis: Trees, without stipules, sweet odor or garlic odor in bark, leaves alternate, odd- or even-pinnate.
Local distribution: Widespread.
|Fabaceae||: bean odor, stipules, cylindrical petiolules.
|Rutaceae||: translucent yellow dots.
|Sapindaceae||: leaflets often alternate and serrate, appendage or scar at rachis tip.
|Simaroubaceae||: bitter odor and taste, leaflets mostly alternate, fruits are fleshy berries.
Diversity: Total: 4 genera, 17 species. Trees: 4 genera, 17 species.